Listen to the Ultimate Breakup Playlist

Lisette Mejia

There are different ways to handle a breakup, depending on the situation, of course. But whether you're wallowing in tears because you got blindsided or giving out high fives for finally letting go of the jerk, one thing's for sure: music makes it all better. This time around, we're leaving the makeout songs behind and listening to jams that will have anyone sailing through heartbreak. Whether you or a friend are dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, here are the best songs for every type of split. So have some tissues handy and crank up the volume.

  1. "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson

  2. "Forget You," Cee Lo Green

  3. "Irreplaceable," Beyoncé

  4. "Don't Speak," No Doubt

  5. "Cry Me a River," Justin Timberlake

  6. "Tainted Love," Soft Cell

  7. "You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette

  8. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift

  9. "Stronger," Britney Spears

  10. "Burn," Usher

  11. "Someone Like You," Adele

  12. "Smile," Lily Allen

  13. "Tears Dry On Their Own," Amy Winehouse

  14. "So What," Pink

  15. "Roses," Outkast

  16. "Fighter," Christina Aguilera

  17. "My Favorite Mistake," Sheryl Crow

  18. "I'm Gonna Be Alright," Jennifer Lopez

  19. "Goodbye to You," Michelle Branch

  20. "Too Little Too Late," JoJo

  21. "I Hate This Part," The Pussycat Dolls

  22. "Gives You Hell," The All-American Rejects

  23. "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood

  24. "Against All Odds," Phil Collins

  25. "Mr. Brightside," The Killers

  26. "Single Ladies," Beyoncé

  27. "I Knew You Were Trouble," Taylor Swift

  28. "Love Lost," Temper Trap

  29. "Ain't No Sunshine," Bill Withers

  30. "The Scientist," Coldplay

  31. "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye

  32. "You Were Meant For Me," Jewel

  33. "Don't You Want Me," The Human League

  34. "Heartbreaker," Pat Benatar

  35. "Pictures of You," The Cure

  36. "Skinny Love," Bon Iver

  37. "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor

  38. "I Want You Back," Jackson 5

  39. "Part of Me," Katy Perry

  40. "My Immortal," Evanescence

  41. "I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor

  42. "Heartless," Kanye West

  43. "Bye Bye Bye," *NSYNC

  44. "Ex-Factor," Lauryn Hill

  45. "Everybody Hurts," R.E.M.

  46. "End of the Road," Boyz II Men

  47. "Un-Break My Heart," Toni Braxton

  48. "Always Be My Baby," Mariah Carey

  49. "Strong Enough," Cher

  50. "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

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